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Bosch Built A 'Highly Automated' Tesla In Australia

This week, the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress is underway in Melbourne. Companies in the field are showing off everything they’ve been working on in self-driving and autonomous cars and trucks and other forms of transport. Bosch has built an entirely autonomous car from Tesla’s already-pretty-damn-autonomous Model S in Australia, and it’s looping it around the part of Melbourne’s Albert Park usually reserved for Formula 1 races.

Most Aussies Want A Self-Driving Car...For When They Get Bored

Seven in ten Australians want a self-driving car to take over when they feel tired or bored, and just under half already recognise autonomous vehicles will be safer than a human driver.

This is the result of the first comprehensive national study into what Australians think about driverless vehicles, released today.

A Future World Full of Driverless Cars: Seriously?

Driverless cars are an engineer’s dream. At last, a technology that promises to remove the human factor from the traffic system.

It is humans, after all, whose errors contribute to 75% of road crashes, who introduce undesirable randomness into the mathematical simplicity of traffic flows, and who have been characterised (somewhat tongue in cheek) as “monkey drivers” with slow reaction times and short attention spans.

Uber's Self-Driving Car Passengers Were Signing Their Lives Away

Uber’s fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh are super exciting for anyone interested in the future of transportation — but they could come at a huge risk for passengers riding in the vehicles.

The Winners And Losers In The Race For Driverless Cars

The ridesharing service Uber is pretty close to getting the go-ahead in almost all states and territories in Australia, with Victoria set to follow Queensland in introducing new legislation.

Driverless Cars Should Sacrifice Their Passengers For The Greater Good, Just Not When I'm The Passenger

New research has found most people think driverless cars programmed to sacrifice their passengers for the greater good are a good idea – but that not many would drive their family around in one.

The Ethics And Fears Of Driverless Cars

Driverless cars hold the promise of safer transport. But how should they react when loss of life appears inevitable? Should a car swerve to miss a pedestrian on the road, even if doing so would kill the passenger?

Google Is Teaching Its Driverless Cars How To Be Bigger Arseholes On The Road

Google’s driverless cars are tiny, compact and have what can only be described as “car face” with headlights that look like eyes and a sensor that looks like a nose. Generally speaking, they’re pretty cute, which makes Google’s latest experiment — teaching them to honk — all the more amusing.

NVIDIA's Future Lies In AI, Cars And Deep Learning

You can’t have Computex without NVIDIA, and the annual tech conference wouldn’t be the same without a conference or two from the GPU giant. But while Pascal and the GeForce GTX 1070 and 1080 are drawing a lot of headlines right now, what’s really intriguing is the world with which NVIDIA has inextricably tied its future to.

Australia Isn't Ready For Driverless Cars

If Australians want to take to the road in autonomous vehicles, our road rules are going to need an overhaul. That’s the gist of a report put out by the National Transport Commission today, which has identified what parts of our transport laws need to change if Australia is going to keep up with increasing levels of vehicle automation.

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